Image Isn't Everything: Eating Disorders and Body Image Perceptions
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When: Thursday, September 27th
4:30 p.m.
Where: Rogers Behavioral Health Corporate Center-Michigan Room
1230 Corporate Center Dr.
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin  53066
United States
Contact: WAND

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Southeastern and South Region Special Event:
Image Isn't Everything: Eating Disorders and Body Image Perceptions

Members from all regions are welcome! Online registration is available until: 9/27/2018.


Are you concerned a patient under your care may be struggling with an eating disorder? How do you know? More importantly, what do you do?

This is your opportunity to learn from an experienced dietitian who provides counseling and medical nutrition therapy to eating disorder patients every day in a residential setting. Here’s your chance to ask him about what you’ve always wanted to know about eating disorders. You’ll learn how patients develop disordered eating patterns, how their perceptions about their bodies influence these patterns, and how socio-cultural concepts related to body image influence these perceptions. Let’s bust the myths and get the facts about how eating disorder behaviors can quickly develop into a life-threatening situation.

Dietitians, don’t go it alone!

Getting the proper treatment for a patient who may have an eating disorder can be a life saving measure that requires a team of doctors, therapists and dietitians. If you have someone currently in your care that needs an immediate referral, please click the link to contact Rogers for more information:


Event Outcomes:

  • How to assess for disorder eating behaviors and malnutrition.
  • Understanding patient's drive for disordered eating is related to their relationship with food and how they feel about their bodies.
  • How to address and counsel for patterns of disordered eating in different levels of care.
  • How to refer patient for proper treatment.

Learning Codes:

  • 1040 Cultural Sensitivity
  • 3005 Nutrition Diagnosis
  • 3010 Assessment methodology
  • 3020 Assessment of target groups, populations
  • 3030 Anthropometrics, body composition
  • 3040 Food consumption, fluid balance
  • 5200 Disordered eating
  • 5320 Psychiatric disorders, anxiety
  • 5370 Weight management, obesity 
  • 5460 Self-care management
  • 6010 Behavior change theories, techniques
  • 6020 Counseling, therapy, and facilitation skills
  • 6070 Interviewing and listening skills

Offered for 2 CPEs


Event Information:

  • Event will be held in the Michigan Room
  • Parking is available on site
  • Hardy appetizers and refreshments will be provided

Admission Prices:

WAND Member- $5.00




4:30-5:00 p.m.: Sign In

5:00-5:10 p.m.: Introduction,Cindy Dexter, RD, CD

5:10-5:30 p.m.: An Overview of Services Provided at Rogers and the Role of the RD in Behavioral Health, Maxine Cimperman, MS, RD, CD

5:30-6:15 p.m.: Image Isn't Everything: Eatind Disorders and Body Image Perceptions, Vincent Suha, MS, RD, CD

6:15-6:30 p.m.: Break

6:30-7:10 p.m.: Presentation Continues

7:10-7:30 p.m.: Q&A Session


Speaker Information:

Maxine Cimperman MS, RD, CD

Clinical Nutrition Supervisor at Rogers Memorial Hospital

Maxine Cimperman is a registered dietitian and certified dietitian in the state of Wisconsin. She earned her undergraduate degree in dietetics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her graduate degree in dietetics from Mount Mary University. Maxine is also a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians.

Maxine previously practiced as a primary dietitian for Rogers’s residential eating disorder center for over three years, serving children, adolescents, and adults. For the past year, Maxine has held a leadership role at Rogers. She has the privilege of providing guidance and support to the entire Oconomowoc dietitian team.


Vincent Suha, MS, RD, CD

Registered Dietitian at the Eating Disorder Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital

Vincent Suha is a registered and certified dietitian in the state of Wisconsin. He attended the University of Central Arkansas where he earned his bachelor's of science in nutrition with a minor in psychology. He continued his education at his alma mater, both obtaining his master's of science in nutrition as well as completing his community nutrition-focused dietetic internship. Vincent's graduate research was conducted on the topic of binge eating disorder, which was presented at the 2016 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo.

After graduating, Vincent began working at Rogers Memorial Hospital's eating disorder center where he has been for two years. Vincent's approach to eating disorder treatment ties together both cognitive behavioral therapy as well as addressing the underlying issue of our relationships with food and our own bodies. He is also a strong advocate for the "Health at Every Size" movement, body positivity for every body type, and practicing intuitive eating.